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jcam1981 09-12-2012 07:41 AM

Lense Color
Does Lense color really matter? I ask because of all the different color lenses most companies offer now.

linvillegorge 09-12-2012 07:47 AM

Sure it does. Different lens colors and tints perform better in different conditions. For example, a dark rose colored lens is great for bright bluebird days, but will be a bad choice on an overcast flat light day because it'll wash out the details of the terrain.

509-pow 09-12-2012 07:55 AM

yes they do. i don't think there is a huge difference from most of the colors but if u have a darker lense and its snowing and overcast your gonna have trouble seeing what u are riding on. same with a clear lense in the sun, they work but you would want a darker lense. take a look at smith i/o goggles. they come with two lenses and can be changed in under 20 sec. u can find them on ebay for $90.

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he beat me to it haha.

jcam1981 09-12-2012 09:03 AM

Thanks guys!

wrathfuldeity 09-12-2012 09:27 AM

Lens color doesn't matter when its puking.

Easto 09-12-2012 04:01 PM

If I was to buy a set of goggles with one lens, what would be the optimal colour lens to get?

Lamps 09-12-2012 08:11 PM

The more bright days the darker the lense you would get, but best would be something in the middle in an orange or light brown. Oakley persimmon is a good example.

hktrdr 09-12-2012 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by Easto (Post 518156)
If I was to buy a set of goggles with one lens, what would be the optimal colour lens to get?

Something amber (like the Oakley Persimmon/High Intensity Persimmon) is a pretty good all-around lens.

hoodrat 09-13-2012 05:25 PM

I really enjoy my rose tint for all around lenses.

Rookie09 09-13-2012 06:11 PM

I'm looking at a pair of goggles that come with "foundation/sensor mirror" lenses. What conditions will these be good for? will they work for night riding too or will i need a different lens. What is better for night riding, yellow or clear?

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